Are you looking for a job? If not, chances are you know someone who is – searching for a job today is like playing the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
We all know today’s job market is different than it was even a few years ago. The rules have changed, and job seekers are forced to navigate an unfamiliar, often confusing terrain. And in an exciting twist, social impact has emerged as a potential game changer for job seekers.
According to a survey by PwC, Millennials are looking for companies that have CSR values that reflect their own. As the largest group currently looking for jobs, they are defining the market’s trends and shining a big spotlight on employers’ social good and sustainability practices.
LinkedIn’s new “Volunteer Experience and Causes” field has made it clear that when it comes to applying for positions, one way to stand out is through the work you’ve done to make a difference.
And according to a report put out by Net Impact and the World Environment Center, as sustainability and CSR become more integrated with core business strategies, job candidates must nurture skills that allow them to focus both on how to create impact inside company operations as well as beyond the company in the wide world.
Enter Net Impact. As a network connecting the new generation of leaders focused on using their careers to tackle the world’s toughest problems, it seems natural for the organization to step in and help people land the social good jobs they’re looking for.
With input from career experts and industry professionals, Net Impact has launched an expanded Career Center to walk aspiring job seekers through the process, empowering them to take control; exposing them to undiscovered opportunities; and helping them master the unique requirements of the impact job market.
The Career Center is built around a six-step job search process, designed to guide job seekers as they figure out what they want to do and why, where they want to do it and how to land the position.
Another great part of the newly expanded Career Center is called “How They Did It,” a bank of stories to inspire job seekers to grab hold of the opportunities to do good as they pop up during their careers.
Finally, we’re proud to be listed as a resource for people getting started in the nonprofit management field. Working with volunteers (and volunteering yourself!) is a great way to have a great career and make a difference.
So for your “friend” who’s looking for a job, tell them to check out the expanded Net Impact Career Center. Because even though good jobs don’t grow on trees, when you’re clear about what you want they’re a lot easier to find.